Job Opening: Assistant/Associate Professor in Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah

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Friday, November 13, 2020 - 00:00 to Friday, January 1, 2021 - 00:00

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Earth and Planetary Evolution beginning July1, 2021. This is the first of several hires we anticipate within the next few years. We seek a colleague who compliments the Department’s long-standing strengths in understanding the evolution of Earth and other planets through geochemical, geophysical, geological, and biological observations. Candidates whose research bridges multiple Earth science approaches and ideas or would foster new connections within or beyond the College of Mines & Earth Sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally visible, externally funded research program and teach departmental courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Evaluation of applications will begin on January 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Geology & Geophysics is housed in the state-of-the-art Sutton Building, a sustainably-designed building with modern research and teaching facilities. Related campus research infrastructure includes the Global Change and Sustainability Center, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, the Center for High Performance Computing, the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, the Wasatch Environmental Observatory, and the EARTH Core and SIRFER biogeochemistry facilities.

To apply, candidates should submit (1) statement of interest, (2) summary of current research activities and future research and funding plans, (3) teaching statement describing teaching philosophy and proposed courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the University of Utah, (4) diversity statement describing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the mentoring of diverse students and junior colleagues, (5) curriculum vitae, and (6) names and contact information for five referees. Research and teaching statements should be limited to four pages each.

Specific questions about the position should be directed to Gabriel Bowen ( More Information about the Department of Geology and Geophysics can be found at:

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